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by paul b
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Amphibians
Topic: Great crested newt
Replies: 0
Views: 16

Great crested newt

Female under a concrete slab -thanks to John Cobham for finding her.
by paul b
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tan House Valley and quarry
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Tan House Valley and quarry

Twenty swallows with 6 house martin feeding over quarry; buzzard, chiffchaff, nuthatch. Surprise was disturbing a tawny owl roosting, or at least perching, about three feet of the ground. Speckled wood, painted lady, 2 small tortoiseshell butterflies. Squashed toad on Blackburn Rd Fresh mole hills i...
by paul b
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Knowley sightings
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Great Knowley sightings

The party of mostly swallows were moving along above the former railway cutting later.

Ten starling, including 8 juveniles, on fat balls today -been a good year for them
by paul b
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Garden Butterflies
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Garden Butterflies

Two small tortoiseshell; comma, speckled wood, painted lady. large white plus buff-tailed and common carder bumblebees.
by paul b
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tawny Owl
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Tawny Owl

Female at last answered by male, 2 am Friday
by paul b
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Alder leaf beetle
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Alder leaf beetle

Now adult beetles busy eating re-growth
by paul b
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tan House Valley
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Tan House Valley

Specked wood -6, meadow brown, red admiral, green veined white-2, common blue. Common carder, only bee seen. Several stands of field scabious which were the nectar source for all of the above. Flocks of blue/great/long tailed tits; blackbird, magpie,chiffchaff calling, about ten swallows over. Grey ...
by paul b
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Swifts
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Swifts

One over house this morning
by paul b
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hummingbird hawkmoth
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Hummingbird hawkmoth

On phlox in garden this afternoon. Uncommon with us at least.
by paul b
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bioblitz 24/8/19
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Bioblitz 24/8/19

Peter
Many thanks -obviously an uncommon species (though comparatively few people recording insects too).
by paul b
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bioblitz 24/8/19
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Bioblitz 24/8/19

Peter
The "Volucella zonaria Possible first for Chorley." -have you been able to confirm if this a new species for our area? I only ask as it could be a point to make in any publicity we send to the media
by paul b
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Mammals
Replies: 23
Views: 1136

Re: Mammals

Small hedgehog road victim George St near Lyons Lane roundabout -obviously still around in scrubby area close to railway station.
by paul b
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tawny Owl
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Tawny Owl

Loud and persistent calling by female at 2 am, Great Knowley cutting
by paul b
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Knowley garden
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Great Knowley garden

More housemartins today chased by two hobby that flew due east to Healey Nab; two buzzards high up on thermals from Great Knowley knoll.
by paul b
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bioblitz 24/8/19
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Bioblitz 24/8/19

Additional sightings: Small copper butterfly. Bees-common carder, buff tailed bumble bees Fungi- purple brittlegill, ochre brittlegill, charcoal burner, hen of the woods, common earthball,fly agaric, the blusher. Birds -coot, mallard, grey heron,mute swan,nuthatch,treecreeper,blackbird, robin, wren,...

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